The purpose of the Global Sustainability Initiative is to create the collaborative environment to bring together corporates, global technology leaders and community organisations to deploy GSI Initiatives around six key areas of sustainable development, 3 resource areas – the production of sustainable food, water, energy, and 3 service based – education, healthcare and IT access.

The GSI was announced in March 2015 in Washington DC and has located its global headquarters in Ireland along with 10 launch partner companies. This first Global Sustainable Centre (GSC), is supported by the Irish Government, Mayo County Council, as well as local universities and colleges in the region.

The GSI and its partners have come together to help deliver systematic and sustainable change in the resource and consumption economies with the launch of six global initiatives that are linked directly to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the areas of food, water, health, energy, education and technology.

To enable this, the GSI has created an exchange and impact currency – the Biocertz – that facilitates the delivery of a sustainable economic model for communities participating in GSI programs, designed to support the long term development of those member communities of the GSI, using the social dividend created from these programs.

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